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the youngest victims in this case, the uncle went to the school principal after he found obscene images on the child's cell phone, showed school principal michelle williams. she told him according to the lawsuit, that they need to have a meeting the next day but before that meeting could happen, the lawsuit says that the uncle called police. this investigation started. carraway got arrested, and as of today we are learning that school principal michelle williams is on paid administrative leave. it's been a challenging week to say the least for many parents and students at judge sylvania woods elementary school. >> i was shocked. i'm still shocked, you know. i just can't believe it. >> reporter: disbelief after parents were told 22-year-old deonte carraway was arrested after investigators say he sexually abused children as young as 9. court documents saying he produced pornographic videos by directing children to perform sex acts on each other all during school
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williams is on administrative leave,ut the school district won't say how long or if she'll return. >> ms. williams is a great principal. i don't know what's going to happen. >> reporter: many parents say williams is a dedicated administrator, but under her watch police say at least ten children were abused. investigators say it's possible carraway also harmed children at the theresa banks memorial aquatics center and the glenarden municipal center where he started and directed a youth choir. now parents say they're more reluctant to send their kids to school knowing it too isn't always a safe place. now, again, we are standing by for a press conference with county officials, school officials, as well as law enforcement. it's expected to get under way within the next hour and a half or so, and we will be here covering it. coming up at 6:00, pat, we get into details about how the
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children during school hours. >> and meagan, there are questions, people are wondering whether this goes beyond this area, that school, that center, those centers. what are you hearing about that? >> reporter: and, pat, yeah, that's a very good question. in fact, law enforcement touched on this a little bit yesterday saying that because there are dozens of videos, pornographic videos, we're talking about upwards of 40, it's possible that the suspect shared them with other people across state lines, which is why we have the fbi investigating this. we're told this is a very wide and far-reaching investigation, and according to that lawsuit that we'll get more into in the 6:00 hour, this suspect allegedly shared many of these obscene images on the kik app where you can remain anonymous. >> all right, meagan fitzgerald, thank you. the mayor hired her less than a yearag
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issues facing d.c.'s ambulance program. now she says she can't work in, quote, a toxic culture. the medical director for the city's fire department is on her way out and she's not going quietly. news4's pat collins caught up with the mayor and joins us now with her reaction to that director's damning resignation letter. pat? >> reporter: jim, people are dying needlessly because our city has been too slow to fix the ambulance problem here. strong parting words from the medical director. it's an explosive letter written by dr. juliette saussy, the doctor hired by mayor bowser to fix the city's troubled ambulance service. she says the culture of the d.c. fire department and emergency medical service is highly toxic. she says there's no indication that anyone can attest to the competency of theed
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serve our city. she says she's never met most of them. she says people are dying needlessly because we're moving too slowly to fix the ambulance system. last night dr. saussy sat down with our jackie bensen. >> i was hired under the premise of reforming a system that for many, many years as you spoke of has been plagued with difficulties that have resulted in loss of life, and i was very hopeful that the walk and the talk would watch, and that's not been my experience. >> reporter: dr. saussy has been on the job for just seven months. her fiery resignation letter came as a big surprise to many. this is what the mayor had to say. >> the problems at fire and ems have been long document ed in terms of culturculture. can you turn around a culture in six months? probably not. but we have put in
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says you will have the equipment that you need and you're going to have the training that we need, and we think that turns around culture. >> reporter: coming up at 6:00, the 18-minute ambulance delay the doctor says that could have made the difference between life and death. i'll see you at 6:00. pat, back to you. >> all right. pat collins, thank you. storm team4 has been warning us about some weather that will be a shock to your system. doug, we're talking about temperatures in the single digits, so when does that start? >> yeah. we really are talking about dangerous cold. on the left-hand portion of the screen, we have some snow showers down to the south and in the right-hand portion, the flag blowing in the wind, and the real cold moves in overnight tonight into the day tomorrow and even colder air moves in for the weekend. let's show you the numbers out there. it's a cold night, 35 degrees current temperature. 28 in gaithersburg. 25 in martinsburg at this hour. windchills already in the teens in some locations. take a look though just back to the we
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35 d.c., 16 in west virginia, 18 in columbus, ohio. that cold air will continue to filter in here as we move on through. here is the snow showers, fairfax county down towards prince william and fauquier county. making their way through the area, not going to amount to a whole lot but what will is the cold. turning much colder, windchills in the single digits this weekend and it gets even colder. we'll talk about how cold things get in my full forecast in a few minutes. now to the race for the white house and what comes next for both sides after a landslide victory in new hampshire for both donald trump and bernie sanders, and now two more candidates are suspending their campaigns. let's get right to news4's chris lawrence in the newsroom with the details. chris? >> yeah, pat. minutes will go chris christie announced he's suspending his campaign. carly fiorina did the same a couple hours ago. christie put a lot of resources into new hampshire and when it didn't work out he went straight back to new jersey. the democrats a
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to nevada. new jersey and nevada have contests ten days from now. >> reporter: fresh off his big win in the granite state, bernie sanders entered into what many consider to be clinton country. he met with civil rights activist and msnbc anchor the reverend al sharpton in harlem. >> senator sanders coming here this morning makes it clear that we will not be ignored. our votes must be earned. >> reporter: clinton herself didn't have any public events but retweeted several posts from high-profile african-american actors like angela baset and vivica fox. >> i said i was going to do well there and we did better than anticipated. >> reporter: on the republican side, donald trump is holding a rally tonight in south carolina where ted cruz is already hitting him with an attack ad. >> look, i got the trump action figure. >> no way. >> what does he do? >> he pretends to be a republican. >> reporter: marco rubio
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last saturday likely contributed to his fifth place finish in new hampshire. >> i did something that created a distraction, and i will never -- it's not going to happen again. >> reporter: the florida senator is returning to washington today to vote on sanctions for north korea. jeb bush also in south carolina. his campaign preparing a radio ad featuring his brother, former president george w. bush. >> my fundamental message is this country can come together, we are americans before we're republicans and democrats. >> reporter: and last night's runner up john kasich trying to keep his positive message as he also heads to south carolina hoping to capitalize on his momentum out of new hampshire. now it's back to the debates. the democrats have an event tomorrow night in milwaukee and the republicans are going to square off this saturday in greenville, south carolina. jim? >> chris lawrence. a woman is in custody tonight after police tell us she stand a man sleeping in a waiting room a
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janet daniels attacked a man she didn't know at providence hospital in northeast yesterday morning. the victim says it was random, and he'd fallen asleep waiting to see a doctor. that victim is expected to be okay. in fairfax county, police are also looking into an incident inside a hospital. they say a man there fired shots into reston hospital after he showed up and realized the doors were locked overnight. we're told he fired another shot as staff approached him to help. the man appeared to be suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. pat? developing right now, the strongest evidence to date that the zika virus is the cause of the birth defect microcephaly. the cdc has identified zika in the tissues of two brazilian newborns with this condition. it's a condition that causes abnormally small heads. babies died hours after birth. work is already under way on a vaccine. meantime, the cdc is warning pregnant women to protect their babies by avoid
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south america, central america, and the caribbean where the virus is spreading really fast, and brazil where millions could be exposed during the summer games. here in the washington region, steps are being taken to stay ahead of the zika virus. today the metropolitan council of governments met to talk about this. the number one priority is controlling mosquitos. virginia officials are already talking about programs to help you get rid of the bugs. everything you need to know about zika is now in the nbc washington app. just search zika. breaking news right now, we're waiting to hear more about the conditions of two deputies wounded in a shootout at a maryland shopping center. take a look. this happened this afternoon inside a vaunt here in abingdon. the harford county sheriff's office tell us the officers were called to the restaurant about someone causing a problem. they say the deputy tried to talk to the man and then turned around and shot the deputy in the head. the gunman then ran away
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another deputy. the justice department is threatening tonight a lawsuit against the city of ferguson, missouri, over plans to reform the police department there. it's a response to an investigation into the shooting death of michael brown, and the protests that followed. the doj found that ferguson's police and court systems discriminated against african-americans. last month justice officials and the city agreed to reforms but now the city council wants to change the terms of the deal. >> in the spirit of this very large and expansive, arguably one of the most expansive degrees they have ever issued, that we are going to be still supplying with the vast majority of that which they've laid out. >> city leaders say some of the reforms are too costly and would push ferguson into debt. battling fires is dangerous enough, but it can become more complicated and even more
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front lines to show you the dangers in your home. >> reporter: coming up on news4, a young child's desperate call to 911 trying to safe their baby brother. i'm mark segraves. what police found in the home when they arrived. and i'm david culver. we're just back from richmond, virginia, where the governor unveiled big changes that have to do with i-66. i'll tell you when and how those changes could impact you. that's ahead on news4 at 5:00.
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in the next 15 minutes, a dramatic drop. doug's full forecast may make you change your plans for the weekend. plus, d.c.'s own 930 club is getting ready to debut its own tv show. and a controversial solution to get you out of bumper-to-bumper traffic. the plan and the promise for drivers stuck on i-66. but first, more fallout after a teacher's aide is arrested for producing child porn inside a local school. and new developments right now in that case today. we're standing by for a news conference. it's set to begin at 6:30 in prince george's nt
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family that reported the possible sex abuse filed a lawsuit against the school district and suspect deonte carraway. the civil complaint claims the 9-year-old little boy was told by carraway that he was part of a club and that carraway had children openly perform sex acts in various parts of the school where the abuse should have been obvious. an investigation is under way in the district after a baby boy died. >> emergency crews were called to a house early this morning. they found the baby along with five other young children, but there were no adults in the house. police say it was one of the children who called 911 to the house on van buren street. news4's mark segraves has the latest. >> reporter: we can tell you new noftion right now. i just got off the phone with d.c. police. they have located the mother of the children in this house. there are still more questions than answers though. what we do know is thatea
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terribly wrong inside this home. >> coming out for work and it was about six cop cars parked outside. no people around, just cops. >> reporter: the call to 911 came in about 7:00 this morning. an infant needed help. that call came from one of the dying boy's siblings. when police and fire arrived, it was too late. >> that child was then rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. we were notified then and we responded to the hospital as well as the residence and it's an ongoing investigation at this time. >> reporter: the reason the call for help came from a child is because there was no adult inside the house at the time. >> we want to speak to any guardian or adult that were supposed to be here at the time. we want to speak with them to see about the circumstances that led up to this investigation. >> reporter: now, in fact, police are speaking to the mother of those children right now as we speak. c
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children are safe and healthy and are now in the care of d.c. child and family services. coming up at 6:00, what the future holds for those five children. jim, back to you. >> mark segraves. mark, thank you. a deal tonight that will bring big changes to your commute on i-66 in virginia. the governor and lawmakers have agreed to bring tolls inside the beltway and add a third lane to the congested highway. listen to what's planned then respond to our survey on our facebook and twitter pages or call the number on your screen. northern virginia bureau reporter david culver was in richmond today for the announcement. david, is this widely seen as the solution that could ease all the congestion we see there every day? >> reporter: well, jim, certainly governor mcauliffe thinks it will. even some gop lawmakers agree, but others we spoke with today, they say it's not enough. if there's one thing everyone who drives 66 is likely to agree
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>> it's a parking lot. let's be clear. we needed to do something about it. >> reporter: the congested east/west interstate stretch often filled with brake lights. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and terry mcauliffe making promise to commuters. >> we are fixing the most congested road in the most congested region. >> the hov rush hour times will become consistent inside and outside the beltway. eastbound from 5:30 in the morning until 9:30. and headed west from 3:00 in the afternoon until 7:00 p.m. late next year tolling will start inside the beltway. this will affect only lone drivers. there will be no toll for car pools. >> if you are hov today, your ride for free, you ride for free after. let me be clear, all we're offering here is an option to solo drivers who today are prohibited from going on 66 during rush hour. >> reporter: by 2020 you have to have at least three people
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in that same year, a third lane will open along 66 eastbound only. it will stretch from the dulles connector to ballston. >> no homes or businesseswill be taken with these improvements. >> we can't build our way out of this problem. >> reporter: transportation experts warn this alone will not ease congestion. >> i think it's incumbent upon the administration in northern virginia to invest as much in transit as fast as possible before the widening comes online. >> reporter: and during that press conference today, i noticed in the back of the room one gop lawmakers from northern virginia along with his wife holding signs protesting the plan. coming up ahead on news4 at 6:00, jim, i'll tell you why he says the proposal will end up costing drivers. >> david culver, thank you. here are the results of our survey so far. if you haven't voted yet, visit our facebook or twitter pages and tell us if you think the plan for
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not. it is one of d.c.'s most iconic music venues. it's where some major artists have started their careers and played legendary shows. now the 930 club has its very own show. ♪ >> the club has been performs -- recording its performances for the past several months for a new show called "live at 9:30." it's been filmed with more than a dozen hidden cameras so you will be able to see some of them on pbs starting in april. that should be a lot of fun. >> spent many a night on there on my feet. no chairs. all standing and dancing. battery explosions could, quote, be catastrophic. this warning from the faa tonight. what you need to know about your safety on your next flight. also, a woman attacked and beaten during her commute. strangers tried to help, but there is one reason police believe she was targeted.
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we're not afraid of them; as democrats, as americans, as parents. i'm kathleen matthews and i approve this message. hey, doug, we have a lot of friends watching us on facebook live vem. two questions for you everybody wants to know, which is colder, saturday or sunday, and are we going to see any snow after this weekend? >> are these your friends watching or my friends? >> they're all our friends. >> okay, okay. i wasn't
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i'll tell you, it is going to be freezing cold just about any day this weekend. now, saturday we'll actually start off around 28 degrees but then fall quickly during the day down into the teens by around 6:00, 7:00. we're really talking about cold air. out there right now it's cold but not all that bad. a look at the current numbers. 35 degrees, mostly cloudy skies across the region. windchill down to 26 degrees. temperatures around the area down to 25 martinsburg, 31 charlottesville, 36 in fredericksburg. look at the windchills. down to 12 in martinsburg. the windchill will really be a factor and it really gets cold tomorrow. you're going to notice a noticeable difference during the day tomorrow. radar showing some snow showers in and around the area. haven't gotten any reports of this actually hitting the ground yet but wouldn't be surprised to see some of this flurry activity down manassas back towards
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of southern fairfax county, stafford. heads up in those areas, but the big story is the cold and we really do mean the cold. we're talking dangerous cold here. we have the cold air in place right now, about you this weekend it really gets reinforced. remember the polar vortex? well, that's kind of what's coming our way. it's rotating around and it will rotate down into the mid-atlantic bringing extremely cold air. blustery winds all day on saturday and on sunday. that puts windchills below zero sunday morning and maybe below zero saturday night. a lot of people have plans to go out. of course, it is valentine's day. a lot of people going out saturday night into the day on sunday, but just remember, dangerous cold is coming. think about the cars. remember -- think about the batteries, car batteries, always have problems in the cold. think about maybe filling up the tires with the right air pressure. think about the pipes in your house. a lot of times when it gets this cold, we see a lot of broken pipes. check on the elderly. make sure they have
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and bring in the pets. way too cold for the pets to be out so please bring them in over the next few days. 30 degrees for tomorrow for a high temperature, but the windchill tomorrow between 10 and 15 just about all day long because the winds will be gusting 20 to 30 miles per hour. 34 on friday, a little better friday, a little less wind, but here comes the real cold air. 22 for a high on saturday. this is saturday afternoon. 28 early in the day, but then 22 during the afternoon. and then look at sunday morning. a low temperature of 9 degrees. we will come close to breaking some cold records across our region during the day on sunday. once again, valentine's day supposed to be all warm and fuzzy. not this year. >> give you a reason to snuggle. now at 5:00, the barriers that can be dangerous when every single second counts. the news4 i-team has a look at the dangers of firefighting and how one habit can be deadly.
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getting in on the recall bandwagon. how troy berry, the first elected black sheriff in charles county, maryland, interacts with students to improve community
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5:00. tonight we've got an inside look at a growing mental health concern throughout our region. a threat to safety of some of your neighbors. >> and increasingly to local firefighters who might eventually be called to rescue those neighbors. as part of our changing minds campaign to raise awareness about mental health, scott mcfarlane and the news4 i-team investigate the increasing threat of hoarding. >> down, down, down, down! >> reporter: when firefighters rush in, they don't always know what they'll find. the news4 i-team is taking you inside a part of firefighting we don't often see. >> it is a trap. a trap for them and the people who live there. >> reporter: excess tiive clutt what is often called hoarding, a phrase some people prefer to avoid. including firefighters. >> think of yourself as a sand pit and every time you try to move more of that sand, it just
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>> reporter: prince george's county firefighters and others regionwide are increasingly training recruits on how to combat these fires. >> every time you try to move something out of the way to get the next foot forward, something else falls down on you. >> for pauline's family it wasn't a training regimen, it was real life. >> i don't know how to handle the hoarding issue. >> glen says his mother's habit started mysteriously after her husband died and even her children couldn't persuade her to stop. >> it drives people to want to get things and to hold onto them and i don't know how you fix that. i don't know how you fix it when it's a family member. >> reporter: inside her home, piles of possessions packed the counters until the day it all caught fire. >> it's just hard to believe. it's very surreal. hard to take in. >> reporter: she died of smoke inhalation, he says, before firefighters could get to her. >> once they either axed their way through a door, it was dark.
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to go. >> our review of fire department records found a dozen other deadly fires in local cluttered homes, including this one last month in d.c. another one in baltimore in 2013 killed a 25-year-old firefighter. in so many of these homes damaged by fire, the clutter, the stuff goes up to your chest or up to your head. that makes it so difficult for a firefighter to navigate his or her way through the house. possibly remove the debris and possibly beneath the debris find a victim. but even neighbors can be a threat. >> what really caught my eye were the citizens of the building jumping from the balcony and swinging from balcony to balcony to get down. >> reporter: in 2014 in an apartment complex in temple hills, all 27 people inside fled or were saved by prince george's county firefighters. captain donald fletcher said about 100 colleagues were needed to knock out the fire that he said started inside a cluttered unit. >> floor to ceiling, left to right, front to
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>> there have been task forces set up to help those suffering. we have a list on our nbc washington app. prince george's county decided to start training its firefighters. county fire records show while it normally takes about five minutes for responders to locate occupants, in a cluttered house it can take almost an hour and a half. glen says families should notify the local fire department. >> perhaps the fire department has an idea of what they may have to face. >> reporter: to warn them the house is a potential danger to the people inside and out. scott macfarlane, news4 i-team. >> firefighters have recommendations for anyone who knows or suspects a loved one is hoarding. you'll find those recommendations in our nbc washington app. search investigations.
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harford sheriff's deputies get into a shootout and our affiliate in baltimore has just learned both of them have died. the shooting happened at a panera bread in abingdon. deputies who were responding to a call, one of them was shot. the second deputy responded and he was shot while chasing the suspect. the shooter has been identified as david evans. one of the deputies did kill hip in the shootout. they say he had warrants out for his arrest. sheriff's office is not identifying the deputies yet but says one of them had been on the force for 16 years. the other was a 30-year veteran. jim? tragic day up there. chris lawrence, thank you. the first african-american sheriff in charles county just finished his first year on the job, and in the wake of racial tensions across the country, troy berry wants to show that law enforcement can change lives in a positive way. berry talks about his efforts w
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will see only on news4. >> what's going on? >> reporter: students at john hanson middle school in waldorf react to charles county sheriff troy berry like he's a celebrity. >> okay. what are we learning here today? >> reporter: he visits schools unannounced talking to students and passing out trading cards from the sheriff's office. >> the sheriff has seen racially charged rioting in baltimore after the police transport death of freddie gray, and he comes to schools to improve community relations here this charles county, maryland. >> so when they reach the cross, they will make positive decisions like reinforcing stay in school, be a good student, be respectful to your teachers. >> reporter: the school resource officer is an extension of the sheriff's office here. >> i have students who maybe have things going on in their lives at home or in school. they'll come to me, seek out advice. >> reporter: when sheriff berry was sworn in a
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he wanted to make a difference. charles county has seen racial tensions. a decade ago upscale houses were set ablaze by arsonists angry that african-americans could afford such nice homes. >> i'm doing well, i'm doing well. >> reporter: today sheriff berry drops in on businesses like ledo's pizza to meet customers from all walks of life. >> it's sad we have racial tension anywhere but i really think he's doing a great job, a great job. >> reporter: berry gives credit to the 600 people who work in the sheriff's office and their partners in the community. >> we are continually investing in our communities and trying to make those better and creating that wonderful partnership between the police and the community. >> reporter: chris gordon, news4. almost everyone has a cell phone or a laptop, but the batteries can be dangerous. and
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exactly why this could be catastrophic on a plane. plus a local officer hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver. now in his honor a simple tool that could be installed
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you know, we never give up on finding the right home for every child we feature here on "wednesday's child." >> barbara harrison reintroduces us to a little boy you first met a year ago
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and you may remember meeting him under a christmas tree in 2014. >> below this christmas angel is a little angel whose name is jaden. he's a beautiful 4-year-old who is in need of a permanent loving family. are you going to make some noises for me? >> jaden can't say words. he can't walk. and his vision is only minimal. but he loves to interact with people who care and those who know him say he would greatly benefit from growing up in a home with loving parents. >> he entered care in 2011 due to a traumatic brain injury when he was a little over a year old. >> reporter: he is a handsome boy that enjoys interaction with others. jaden seemed to like the bright colored ornaments and lights on the tree. >> and will follow the light when he see it is and he loves sounds.
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made by toys like this. he listened closely and then had the biggest smile. social workers are hoping to find a family that would enjoy bringing smiles to jaden's life. his social worker says there is assistance available to help a family with many of jaden's needs. jaden seemed to want to say he was enjoying our time together. >> can you say bye-bye? can you say bye-bye? you're such a really nice boy. >> wow. if you have room in your home and your heart for jaden or another child who is still waiting, please call our special adoption hotline. that number is 1-888 to adopt me or search wednesday' child on nbcwashington.com. >> i'm darcy spencer in annapolis where the parents of an officer who was killed in the line of duty are fighting for tougher dui laws. >> i really don't get why such a
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honoring the legacy of a fallen officer with tougher drunk driving laws in maryland. montgomery county officer noah leotta was killed back in december by a suspected repeat drunk driver. as news4's
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wonder now if mandatory ignition interlocks would have saved his life. >> this came upon me suddenly, so suddenly that it just rips you apart. >> reporter: rich leotta holds the montgomery county police badge his son once wore before he was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver. >> i know he's with me and i know he would want me to continue doing this. >> reporter: this is pushing for maryland to pass a law requiring anyone convicted of drunk driving to have one of these installed in their car. an ignition interlock, an in an car breathalyzer. if you're drunk, the car won't start. >> and now i need to do this because i don't want my son forgotten. >> reporter: he was working a special dui enforcement around christmas when he was struck and killed. the man behind the wheel has not been charged.
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wife recently retired. now they're dedicated to passing noah's law. what would it mean to you as a father to have this law passed in your son's name? >> it would be an honor. >> reporter: lawmakers and advocates have been trying to get the law passed for years, but it's failed to make it out of the house judiciary committee. >> what's the controversy? what's the polarizing aspect? there are none. >> reporter: right now only repeat drunken drivers and those described as excessively drunk have to use the interlock. those who support changing the law say it will save lives. coming up on news4 at 6:00, the stinging message leo thtta's da has for establishments that overserve that you are patrons. mothers against drunk driving say ignition locks have stopped nearly 2 million drunk drives from getting behind the wheel. people who use the devices are l
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25 states now require interlocks for everyone convicted of drunk driving. i'm jason pugh at the live desk. if you're heading to the verizon center, there might soon be another event to buy a ticket for. an arena league team may be playing there soon. there's serious negotiations to bring an arena league team to verizon center. accordingnc%c÷ to "the washingt post," the arena league commissioner has also confirmed these negotiations. now the arena league may be new to d.c. but not to a big name in town. jay gruden is a former arena leaguem vp and a four-time champion who got his coaching start in that league. if you are a wssc customer, don't be surprised if your next water bill is higher than expected. and you can blame it on the blizzard of 2016. the washingt
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commission says the snow covered thousands of outside water meters making it impossible to do actual remote readings. as a result, you'll get estimated bills and the billing cycle will be ten days longer. you'll have 45 days to pay it though rather than the usual 30. well, as we get ready for some really cold temperatures, a new shelter for homeless women opened today in the district. this is the patricia handy place for women. the 200-bed facility is located near 5th and 8th streets in northwest d.c. it's named after the late patricia handy, an outreach worker with the department of human services. as it gets colder, nbc 4 is working for you in our community to help the homeless. we've compiled a number of resources on our nbc washington app. there are numbers to call to get help for someone who is homeless and links to organizations dedicated to ending homelessness. just search homelessness.
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we're concerned about some slick spots and you're seeing some snow right now where? >> around quantico. just south out of d.c. right down i-95. conditions could be getting slick in about the next hour or so because our temperatures, of course, are dropping as well. i have highlighted the one spot we're really emphasizing here through areas of charles county, prince william county, fauquier county, even toward st. mary's and calvert county eventually up until about 8:00 or so. again, a few slick spots here. i-95 south of 66 and, of course, right down 301. this for the evening hours. then it's going to start to get windy. take a look from clinton to waldorf. those light snow showers all the way toward quantico, around warrenton, manassas. so just south of d.c. in this area will stay south of d.c. as it tracks to the east. some enhancement around quantico. the bright white. same thing
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really start to fly and come down, the intensity pick up over the next few minutes along maryland 6 as well. once the wave passes, i think that's it for us this evening. our next chance of getting something falling throughout the air, could see flurries on saturday and then again we're into seeing a little bit come our way late monday, early tuesday. the emphasis really is on the cold. and for thursday and friday, that cold comes with wind. it's just going to be absolutely brutal out there. then come this weekend, dangerously low windchill temperatures. we take it all the way up into the red. it will be a hypothermia type of weekend. you step outside for a few minutes, you really need to have all of your skin covered. for early tomorrow morning, subfreezing temperatures. 21 in frederick. even around areas like fredericksburg, 24 for an early morning temperature. it is going to be mighty cold. you will want to cover up as much as you can. it will be a day with gloves. even the scarf if you can. keeping your face co
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much as possible. the kids at the bus stop maybe waiting with them, letting them just stay in the car as long as possible. maybe you can dry them to the bus stop. 31 degrees by afternoon. so we're just under the freezing mark but with wind, those windchills are going to be in the teens. then as we get into the weekend, our weekend is going to be mighty cold as well. the next change for us early saturday morning. those windchills by saturday night 0 to 5 degrees and then 10 to 15 if you plan on going out sundanight. the impacts will be far-reaching through the weekend and into the early part of next week. for monday, that high temperature up to 35 degrees. doug has more on the rain chance, maybe a little snow first, coming up on news4 at 6:00. >> thanks. we're working for you to keep you safe. another massive round of recalls involving those takata air bags. 1.5 million vehicles are impacted. this time volkswagen and daimler
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chrysler. susan hogan joins us now with details. >> we reached out to volkswagen, and it says the national highway traffic and safety administration notified the automakers certain inflaters could be defective. vw tells news4 680,000 vehicles could be affected. we've learned this recall involves model years 2006 through 2014. daimler chrysler also announcing the recall of 840,000 vehicles, mostly mercedes-benz cars and suvs from 2005 through 2014. now, these recalls come after federal regulators announced last month that takata was recalling an additional 5 million vehicles revealing far more potentially defective air bags than previously thought. takata's inflaters can explode with such force metal shrapnel can spray into the passenger co
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11 deaths have been linked worldwide and more than 100 injuries. volkswagen tells us once vehicle identification numbers have been identified, the company will notify owners of affected vehicles. i'm susan hogan, news4. lithium ion batteries, they power our smartphones and our computers. they also have the power to do this. the faa says the batteries could start fires that can lead to a, quote, catastrophic explosion so big it can take down an airplane. that's why they are warning airlines to re-evaluate their lithium ion battery protocols and reconsider carrying them as cargo. they've been linked to two deadly plain crashes in dubai and south korea. lithium battery fires also prompted the faa to grounded entire dreamliner fleet back in 2013. it could be a hate crime, and it was caught on camera. how one woman was attacked during her commute all because of how she looked.
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there's a hate crime investigation under way tonight after an attack on a transgender woman that was captured on this cell phone video you saw. >> as brynn gingras reports, the victim managed to take
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>> reporter: subway passengers tried to subdue a woman who kept shouting hateful words at a transgender woman. this video recorded after police confirm a verbal fight broke out between two women on the d train in harlem after the suspect asked the victim if she was a male or female. lopez, a 38-year-old transgender advocate told news4 she was punched in the face so bad she needed emergency surgery on her eye. >> jennifer is probably, you know, afraid for her life. >> reporter: these two women, friends of lopez and transgender women themselves, expressed disappointment. >> i saw the video. i was shocked. >> reporter: even after she says she was assaulted, lopez took out her cell phone and was able to capture this video and this picture of her alleged assailant. she posted it on a transgender community website. >> i was actually happy that she got a chance to record it because, you know, her life was in danger.
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general public pays attention and helps police find the woman she says attacked her because of her gender identity. >> it's pretty scary when you're attacked for your gender identity. >> there will be a rally in new york on friday. >> it's in support of lopez and to protest violence against the transgender community. news4 at 6:00 begins right now. news4 at 6:00 begins with breaking news. really disturbing revelations in the case of an elementary school volunteer who has been charged with producing child porn inside a school. there are ten known victims, but a new lawsuit says there may be as many as 30. >> that lawsuit filed today by the family who told police about the alleged abuse. they also say the school's principal was alerted bididn eet take action. meagan fitzgerald is in
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ma marlboro. >> reporter: the lawsuit alleges that 22-year-old deonte carraway was sharing obscene images of students and children on a social media app called kik. we are also learning tonight how he was able to access so many children during school hours. disturbing new details emerging from a lawsuit just filed by the family of one of the youngest victims police say was abused at judge sylvania woods elementary school. the lawsuit says former teachers's assistant deonte carraway told some of his victims they would be participating in a club with him as a way of persuading children to perform sexual acts on camera. the court document also says because carraway was an employee, he was able to call students out of class. >> i'm shocked. >> reporter: disbelief after parents found out what police say was happening to innocent churn during school hour

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